The scope and sequence of the PK-12 school counseling program can be found here. The course description guide and graduation requirements can be found here. A general list of things to expect in each high school year is below, detailed links included:

SENIORS

Summer before Senior Year

Fall

  • Finalize list of schools to which you want to apply

  • Ask for letters of recommendations early

  • Plan any final campus visits

  • Apply to colleges!

  • Be on the lookout for all scholarship possibilities

Winter

Spring

JUNIORS

Fall

  • Make sure your schedule is filled with challenging and appropriate courses

  • Begin a list of potential colleges and programs

  • Use the Xello site to explore career options

  • Go to college fairs

  • Make college visits

  • Research post high school plans

Winter

  • ACT EXAM

  • College-bound student-athletes (Divisions I & II) sign-up with NCAA Clearinghouse

  • Take advantage of college preview dates/visits

  • Research scholarship opportunities

  • Set up and meet with your school counselor for your JUNIOR MEETING!

Spring

  • Continue campus visits as necessary

  • Finalize summer plans (work, volunteer, class)

  • Continue to narrow down list of college choices

  • Plan any additional campus visits

  • Create your resume

  • Draft your scholarship essay

  • Volunteer (if you haven't started already)

  • Meet with counselor for Junior Meeting if you have not yet

SOPHOMORES

Fall

  • Take the most challenging course of study available

  • Begin to get involved and possibly take on leadership roles in clubs/activities/sports

  • Strengthen relationships with peers, teachers, counselors, advisors and employers - they will be writing recommendations for you down the road!

  • ASPIRE testing

  • Continue working on study habits and note-taking skills

Spring

  • Consider careers for potential job shadowing opportunities

  • Refine/revise/update your resume.

  • Continue discussing post high school plans with counselor and parent/guardians

  • Review cost factors for college and investigate options

work hard

FRESHMEN

Fall

  • Look for clubs/activities you may be interested in

  • Begin volunteer activities

  • Build positive relationships with peers, teachers, counselors, advisors and employers - they will be writing recommendations for you down the road!

  • ASPIRE Testing

  • Build strong study habits and note-taking skills

  • Review the Four Year Plan Worksheet

    Four Year Plan Worksheet

    The Four Year Plan Worksheet is a changeable document that Freshmen create and utilize throughout high school.

Spring

  • Start building your resume. (create a simple list of activities you've done so far)

  • Begin thinking about post high school plans - Xello

Study Hard